Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps us understand Latin America. This week, we go through the data on increasing inequality, and some of the reasons for it.
- 31billionaires in Latin America
The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated Latin America: as of mid-July, more than 39 million coronavirus cases have been confirmed, with over 1.3 million deaths caused by the virus since March 2020.
But the problem goes well beyond a health crisis: more than 26 million people have lost their jobs (with an unemployment rate of